Make a disclosure

Have you witnessed what you think was a wrongdoing relating to a public body? Or do you have information suggesting that such an act was committed or is about to be committed? 
You can make a disclosure to the Québec Ombudsman. The information you send will be handled confidentially.

Disclosure in two steps

  1. Make sure that we are the proper authority.

    Is the act that was committed or about to be committed considered a wrongdoing within the meaning of the Act to facilitate the disclosure of wrongdoings relating to public bodies?

    Does the wrongdoing that you want to disclose concern a public body subject to the Act? 

  2. Make a disclosure now:

    Under the Act, you may make a disclosure anonymously if you want to. If you do, you must provide us with as much information as possible because we will not be able to contact you for additional information. Note that if you make an anonymous disclosure, we may not be able to process your disclosure if we do not have the required information for an investigation. 

Protection of your identity

We take all necessary measures to protect your identity and that of the people who cooperate in the audits or in the investigation. 

Protection against reprisal

The Act prohibits reprisal. There are penalties for anyone who violates the Act.

If, after disclosing a wrongdoing or cooperating in an audit or investigation, you feel that you have suffered reprisal, you can complain to the Québec Ombudsman. The same holds true if you receive threats or are bullied to keep you from making a disclosure or cooperating in an investigation.